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- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Glyset* used for?
Generic for Glyset* (Miglitol) is an oral antidiabetic medication used to control high blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (non-insulin-dependent diabetes). Generic for Glyset* works by delaying the absorption of carbohydrates and this decreases blood sugar levels after a meal.
Generic for Glyset* is used in addition to a proper diet and exercise program to treat high blood sugar levels. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent diabetes complications such as nerve problems, sexual function problems, kidney damage, blindness, heart attack, stroke and loss of limbs.
Generic for Glyset* may be used alone or in combination with other diabetes medicine such as sulfonylurea. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Glyset*?
The dosage of Generic for Glyset* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Generic for Glyset* by mouth with a full glass of water. Take each dose at the start of a main meal, or as directed by your physician.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Glyset*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Glyset* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Glyset*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Glyset*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Glyset*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Glyset*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Glyset*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Glyset* can interact with digestive enzymes, beta-blocker medications, intestinal adsorbents and steroid medications.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Glyset*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Glyset* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Glyset* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Glyset* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Glyset* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Glyset* can cause side effects such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, gas or rash. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Glyset*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Glyset*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Glyset* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Glyset*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Glyset*?
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How to reduce the risk of Generic for Glyset* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Glyset* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.